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01-14-2015, 05:25 AM   #2
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I got the 43 for $401.

Curious to see what the DA*300 fetches. They don't often come up.

Here's some good ones on Gumtree:
SMC PENTAX-F 28MM F2.8 K-AF AUTO FOCUS WIDE ANGLE LENS | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Stonnington Area - South Yarra | 1067303371 Pentax F 28mm f2.8 for $A250.
Pentax 16-50? f2.8 lens | Digital Cameras | Gumtree Australia Brisbane South West - Sunnybank | 1066843747 - Pentax DA*16-50 for $A550
Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX lens for Pentax | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Melbourne City - Melbourne CBD | 1066638494 - Sigma 30mm f1.4 for $A250
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@ Des congrats i was the other bidder, could not enter as was tied up with work, always wanted to own a FA prime
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Hmmm, the DA300 is in Adelaide too.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by uttam.hathi Quote
@ Des congrats i was the other bidder, could not enter as was tied up with work, always wanted to own a FA prime
Bad luck. Last year I missed out on an FA 31 that went for $660 because I was tied up. Also missed a DA 70 that went for $330, although that might have been a blessing in disguise, as I later got a 77 limited. This is a really wonderful lens.

Keep looking and one will turn up. They sometimes go fairly cheaply on Gumtree - although caveat emptor.

If you are really keen on one of the FA Ltd lenses, you can get a new FA 77 for $777 + shipping: http://cameraparadise.com/Buy-Pentax-smc-FA-77mm-F1.8-Limited-Lens-2165.html

Or these used ones:
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashfield/digital-cameras/pentax-fa77-f1-8-lens/1065503275 - $700 - this is a pretty competitive price
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-waverley/digital-cameras/pentax-smc-fa-...nty/1067522008 - $750 with balance of 2 year warranty. (Check that the warranty is transferrable.)

If Pentax releases a full-frame camera, there might be increased demand for the amigos.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Bad luck. Last year I missed out on an FA 31 that went for $660 because I was tied up. Also missed a DA 70 that went for $330, although that might have been a blessing in disguise, as I later got a 77 limited. This is a really wonderful lens.

Keep looking and one will turn up. They sometimes go fairly cheaply on Gumtree - although caveat emptor.

If you are really keen on one of the FA Ltd lenses, you can get a new FA 77 for $777 + shipping: Buy Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Lens | Best Prices & Reviews

Or these used ones:
- Pentax FA77 f1.8 lens | Digital Cameras | Gumtree Australia Ashfield Area - Ashfield | 1065503275 - $700 - this is a pretty competitive price
- Pentax SMC FA f 1.8 77mm lens, only used for 4 months, 2 year warrenty | Digital Cameras | Gumtree Australia Monash Area - Mount Waverley | 1067522008 - $750 with balance of 2 year warranty. (Check that the warranty is transferrable.)

If Pentax releases a full-frame camera, there might be increased demand for the amigos.
USD777 i am from India too expensive for me BUT one day i shall have a FA Ltd lens
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The bloke who sold me the 43 (excellent seller, posted it immediately) is also selling his K-5 with DA 18-135 and Tamron 70-300. Auction finishes tonight - currently only at $420. The 18-135 alone would be worth at least $300.
Pentax K 5 DSLR With Pentax DA18 135WR AND Tamron 70 300 Lenses | eBay

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QuoteOriginally posted by uttam.hathi Quote
USD777 i am from India too expensive for me BUT one day i shall have a FA Ltd lens
Prices I mentioned were $A, but I understand.

As a value proposition, a combination of DA 15 or 21 Ltd + DA 35 Ltd macro or DA 40 Ltd + DA 70 Ltd might provide more bang for buck than any two or all three of the FA Ltd amigos. It might be possible to get three of the DA Ltds for less than the FA 31 Ltd alone.
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that way i do have quality lens voigtlander m42 50/1.8, at-x pro 28-70/2.8, F*300 /4.5 and other lesser ones, i just brought a at-x pro 20-35/2.8 with autofocus issues for around 230$, ido have tokina 19-35/3.5-4.5, promaster 19-35/3.5 4.5.
but a FA limited is FA limited as owning a zeiss makroplanar.
did think of buying HD DA 21mm but then brought 20-35/2.8 it has 2 aspherical elements

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QuoteOriginally posted by uttam.hathi Quote
FA limited is FA limited
Can't argue with that.

So the results of the completed auctions (all $A and excluding postage) are:
- K-3 body - $835
- K5ii + DA 18-135 + 14mm - $667
- K5 + DA 18-135 + Tamron 70-300 - $540
- Sigma 8-16 - $408
- DA*16-50 - $540
- FA 43 Ltd - $401
- DA*200 - $615
- DA AF 1.4x TC - $394

It's a buyer's market if you bide your time and bid wisely.
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DA300/4 went for a little over AUD1000. Not unreasonable but not a bargain either. Wasn't me who bought it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by southlander Quote
DA300/4 went for a little over AUD1000. Not unreasonable but not a bargain either.
That was my feeling too. I saw another one going for about $1000 on Gumtree recently.

That's about three-quarter of the price of a new one: PENTAX DA 300MM F4 EDIF SDM Lens | DigiDIRECT Australia - $A1345 + $16 shipping.
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I bought the K3. Excellent condition and took it for a play the other day. Autofocus and general performance is awesome... a quantifiable step up from my K30 (which is now selling on ebay with Sigma 17-70!)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Megapixelmk Quote
I bought the K3.
Congratulations. You got a good deal.

For those willing to dabble in Gumtree, have a look at these:
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wembley-downs/digital-camera-accessories/smc-...ens/1068869032 - DA 21 for $A400
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wembley-downs/digital-camera-accessories/sigm...unt/1068412335 - Sigma 70mm for $A400 negotiable
- Pentax fa 77mm 1.8 lens | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Bayswater Area - Bayswater | 1068359211 - FA 77 for $A640 - negotiable!
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/st-leonards/digital-camera-accessories/pentax...ack/1068801169 - Another FA 77 for $A680
- SIGMA 70-200 F2.8 LENS SHARP COPY PENTAX AF K MOUNT NEAR NEW | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Darebin Area - Northcote | 1068268684- Sigma 70-200 f2.8 for $A590
- http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northcote/digital-camera-accessories/sigma-70...new/1068673904 - another Sigma 70-200 f2.8 asking $A590
- Genuine Kenko 72mm Pro1 D Polarizing camera lens filter | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia South Canberra - Kingston | 1068135221 - Kenko 72mm CP-L for $A20

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Pentax FA 77 - auction on ebay Australia
Pentax FA 77mm F 1 8 AF Lens | eBay

Auction finishes Th 12 Feb 00:45 AEDST (ie 45 mins after midnight Wed). One for the snipers.

If you miss this, see the Gumtree ones listed above.

Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 For those collecting lenses with a view to FF here's another gem on Gumtree that's been listed for a while:
Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 AF prime portrait lens | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Knox Area - Rowville | 1058931568 asking $360

Look at the reviews for this lens: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF] Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
It's one of the highest-rated of all Pentax lenses. Bound to rocket in price with FF camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote

Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 For those collecting lenses with a view to FF here's another gem on Gumtree that's been listed for a while:
Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 AF prime portrait lens | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Knox Area - Rowville | 1058931568 asking $360

Look at the reviews for this lens: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF] Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
It's one of the highest-rated of all Pentax lenses. Bound to rocket in price with FF camera.
Thanks Des. The seller is just down thew hill from me, so I sent an email about the lens (yes FF is coming!) I'll let you know how I go.
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